[aprssig] Re: I need help understanding some packets

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Aug 16 16:24:09 CDT 2005

washer at trlp.com wrote:

>While looking at traffic from APRS-IS, I see about 0.5% of the packets having the form below, where the destination address seems to contain the "path" rather the destination/software_version/mic-e/etc. 
>Is this a "legal" use of the destination address?
>Is this perhaps a hickup where the sender left the destination address null?
> - jim
>KB0VKT-2>WIDE1-1,KB0VKT-2,I,qAC,KB0VKT-2:=I7`(*6L!]&  BMntr 146.9100 KB0VKT-2>WIDE1-1,KB0VKT-2,I,qAC,KB0VKT-2:;echolink2*020519z4506.42N/09502.59Wr146.46 Willmar MN Usa Node 184003                          |
>KA5WRG>WIDE2-2,qAo,WA8EFC:=3523.05N/09725.77W-Duane Angles: dangles1 at cox.net 
>KA5WRG>WIDE2-2,qAo,WA8EFC:@161648z3523.05N/09725.77W_135/000g000t073r002p006P002b10213h84/Weather VE7IMD-1>WIDE5-5,qAo,VE7DID-1:@161649z4901.09N/12305.12W_022/000g000t065r000p000P000h65b10168wDAV
>KB0VZQ>WIDE2-2,W0APR-3,qAR,N3WNZ:@161623z3842.05N/09317.07W_055/006g010t079r000p020P001h78b10187l009.DsVP             KD7YOH-1>WIDE2-2,qAR,KD7NM:=4746.58N/12203.72W- {UIV32N}                                                
.It's newbies to UI-View!    UI-View has a rather idiosyncratic way of 
setting the destination AND path. 

 Most APRS apps have separate fields for the destination and path values 
on their setup screens.   Thus you would enter "APRS" in one field and 
perhaps "WIDE2-2 in another.

UIview has you put both in one field as a single string such as 
"APRS,WIDE2-2"   Users that don't read the help screen for "Setup, 
Station Setup" place JUST the desired path, such as "WIDE2-2" here. The 
program then parses it as a destination of "WIDE2-2" with zero digi hops.  

Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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